ORLANDO – Three former employees of a federal savings bank allege it engaged in unlawful pay practices.
Christina Dejkunchorn, Jessica Samuel, Tia Collins and Vincent Johnston filed a complaint individually and
on behalf of others similarly situated on Dec. 19 in the U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida against Trustco Bank alleging violation of the Fair Labor Standards Act.
According to the complaint, the plaintiffs allege that they were employed by the defendant in different capacities as teller, floating teller or permanent head teller. They allege they suffered monetary losses from defendant's practice of not including "opening and/or closing time" in their overtime pay and utilizing their lunch breaks to travel between branches.
The plaintiffs hold Trustco Bank responsible because the defendant allegedly manipulated time-keeping system to prevent employees from accruing overtime wages and failed to provide proper meal and rest breaks or compensate for breaks not taken.
The plaintiffs request a trial by jury and seek judgment against defendant, unpaid overtime compensation, liquidated damages, costs of action and attorney's fees. They are represented by David H. Charlip of Charlip Law Group LC in North Miami.
U.S. District Court for the Middle District of Florida Case number 6:16-cv-02171